The agent as Treasure Seeker is probably a more alluring analogy than agent as celebrity manager (see previous blog post).
What kind of treasure is Julia Churchill, now at A M Heath, looking for? Find out in her own blog post:
When I was little, I was the dorkiest of waistcoat wearing metal detectors. Thankfully my dad is a big dork too, so we’d head out and treasure hunt on the weekends. We found the odd twisted piece of rust and scraps of whatever. But we also found 17th belt buckles, a cherub-shaped tankard handle, a diamond engagement ring from the 1930′s, a thick silver roman coin. I’m lucky that my job now is a treasure hunter. It’s an embarrassing truth that an agent feels a little like Indiana Jones for a day when they find their new treasured author. I don’t know quite what treasures I’ll be lucky enough to find as I start my new job here, but I’m looking hard and I know it when I see it.